The Hindu Editorial (Negative signals: on falling inflation rates) Vocab – 15 Dec, 2018

The days when inflation could topple governments appear to be gone. It is now time for the government to worry about falling prices, especially of food.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Negative signals: on falling inflation rates) – Dec 15, 2018


  • Inflation (noun) – मुद्रास्फीति
    Meaning – increase of price level of goods & services & vice versa decrease of currency value.
    Synonyms – exaggeration, overemphasis, magnification, amplification, overplaying.
    Sentence – It’s like there’s inflation on the currency of romance or something.
  • Topple (verb) गिर पड़ना
    Meaning – Overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall.
    Synonyms – overthrow, oust, dethrone.
    Sentence – she toppled over when I touched her
  • Deflationary (adjective) अपस्फीतिकर
    Meaning – characterized by or tending to cause economic deflation (decline/setback).
    Sentence – These two bankruptcies led to intensifying deflationary pressures.
  • Room for manoeuvre (phrase)
    Meaning – an opportunity to change something (tactfully/carefully).
  • Unpredictability (noun) – अनिश्चितता
    Meaning – Inability to be predicted; changeability.
    Synonyms – volatility, changeability, unsteadiness.
    Sentence – the unpredictability of the British weather.
  • Owing to (phrase)
    Meaning – because of, as a result of, on account of.
  • Plague (verb) – विपत्ति
    Meaning – Cause continual trouble or distress to.
    Synonyms – afflict, torment, trouble.
    Sentence – He has been plagued by ill health.
  • Step in (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – intercede, get involved, intervene.
  • Hedge (verb) – बाड़ा, मेड
    Meaning – Surround with a hedge.
    Synonyms – safeguard, protect, shield.
    Sentence – At the junction of these roads was a fairly large field hedged all round.
  • Produce (noun) – उत्पादित करें
    Meaning – Make or manufacture from components or raw materials.
    Synonyms – products, commodities, (crops, fruits/vegetables).
    Sentence – The company have just produced a luxury version of the aircraft.


  • Command (verb) –  आदेश
    Meaning – Give an authoritative or peremptory order.
    Synonyms – receive, get, gain.
    Sentence – Her daughter immediately commands her mother not to give the flower girl any money.
  • Cartelised (adjective) – निर्माताओं का संघ बनाना
    Meaning – relating to a group of manufacturers/businesses fixing a high price to avoid competition and to make more money.
    Sentence – He argues that the NRA cannot assist recovery but rather will only cartelize industry.
  • Resort to (verb) – आश्रय
    Meaning – Turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.
    Synonyms – depend on; rely on, have recourse to.
    Sentence – The government has increasingly resorted to repressive measures.
  • Minimum Support Price (MSP) (noun) 
    Meaning – it is a form of market intervention by the Government of India to insure agricultural producers against any sharp fall in farm prices.
  • Wherewithal (noun) – जिसके साथ
    Meaning – The money or other means needed for a particular purpose.
    Synonyms –  ready money, cash, capital, finance, finances, resources, funds, reserves
    Sentence – They are the lucky ones: they have the wherewithal to pay for goods.
  • Lofty (adjective) – बुलंद
    Meaning – Of imposing height.
    Synonyms – high/grand, eye-catching, imposing.
    Sentence – the elegant square was shaded by lofty palms.
  • Take to the streets (phrase)
    Meaning – (of a crowd) to come together in the streets to display communal harmony in either celebration or opposition.
  • Dovish (adjective)
    Meaning – Advocating peaceful or conciliatory policies, especially in foreign affairs.
    Synonyms – peaceful, diplomatic, accommodating.
    Sentence – a group of influential young dovish advisors.
  • In the long run (phrase)
    Meaning – eventually, in the end, ultimately.
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